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Christmas Marmalade

This festive marmalade is the perfect accompaniment to Christmas ham or added to a cheeseboard. It’s also great spread in a sandwich with leftover ham or turkey.

How long will it take?

40 minutes, plus cooling time

What’s the serving size?

Makes approximately 350 grams

What do I need?

  • 100g brown sugar
  • 500g red onion, thinly sliced
  • 30g dried cranberries
  • 25ml red wine vinegar
  • 50ml port
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

How do I make it?

  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onions and a pinch of salt. Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. After 10 minutes remove lid, add sugar, thyme and cranberries. Cover with lid and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  3. Remove lid and add vinegar and port and turn heat up. Bring to a boil and cook uncovered until the liquid is nearly all evaporated and the onions are very soft. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  4. Store marmalade in a sterilised jar in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months. When opened, store in the fridge for up to 1 month.

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